U2

Thursday, September 29, 2005
  Lots of things on my heart right now.  I hope that putting my thoughts into words on a page could perhaps due justice to what is on my heart. 

First of all, I am reading a book called Walk on, U2, The Spiritual Journey of U2.  I had no idea of their spiritual walk with God.  I knew that Bono was a Christian, but was unaware of the rest of the band.  Bono did an interview a few years back, and the first thing he said to the interviewer, before it even started was, “First of all, you need to know that everyone in the band is Christian.”  In the forward of he book, the author tells about why he wrote the book.  He says that during the first round of the NBA playoffs, in LA, U2 was going to do the halftime show from Boston.  As the camera switched from LA to Boston, Bono was seen on his knees offering prayer, similar to Psalm 116.  He goes on to say that the concert ended with Bono leading the old hymn Halleluah. 

U2 as a band is very open about their spirituality.  They are Christaian, and they dont deny it.  It breaks my heart to think that the only ones who question it are Christians… What does that say about the church?  I guess they truely understand what Paul was going through after his conversion.  They also stand against organized Religion. This is more contraversial.  What they say is that religion pushes God out, and in his place creates rules to live by.  Sometimes it true, but the church is none the less important.  Their view on their music?  They want to make music that is culturally relevant, without compramising their faith.  They want to be in the world, but not of it.  What a novel concept… The reason they dont play in churches and do worship music, is because of the politics.  If you go into that kind of a role, then there is limit on what can and cant be said, and music is expected to be something that they are not.

Anyhow, that is enough of U2. 

I also go the Delirious/Hillsong CD today.  If you know me, you know that my favorite song in the world is Historymaker.  At the end of the CD, the lead singer says that being a historymaker is much more than leading worship, its about being a Christian.  He points to

Psalm 24:3-6:

Who may ascend the hill of the LORD?
Who may stand in his holy place? 
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to an idol
or swear by what is false.   
He will receive blessing from the LORD
and vindication from God his Savior. 
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, O God of Jacob.

That is pretty much all I have to say… Sorry no joke this time.  Take care all.

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